Area 5 Football: unused Vic Park Carlisle Bowling Club converted to host soccer


Area 5 Football directors Miguel Maron and Bryan Raeburn and Victoria Park Carlisle Bowling Club president Meryl Bolton. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Area 5 Football directors Miguel Maron and Bryan Raeburn and Victoria Park Carlisle Bowling Club president Meryl Bolton. Picture: Matt Jelonek

CONVERTING an unused area at the Victoria Park Carlisle Bowling Club to soccer facilities is hoped to attract people to the area and get them active.

Area 5 Football has created two soccer fields at the club, which the organisation hoped would be used by juniors and adults in a number of competitions.

It is the second location that the company has opened to the public with two more hoped to be built in Cockburn and Wanneroo.

Area 5 Football director Bryan Raeburn said the opportunity to convert the area into a soccer facility came after the company approached the Town of Victoria Park.

“We went to the council and asked them what opportunities they were and they suggested a few clubs for us to talk to,” he said.

“We like to bolt onto existing clubs and help them with bar sales and so we sat down with the Victoria Park Carlisle Bowling Club and found a solution that worked for everyone.”

Raeburn said he was hoping to attract people of all ages to come and play at the facility.

“We have competitions for kids from three to six as well as competitions for those aged from seven to 17 as well as open men’s women’s and mixed competitions.

“The fields have quality synthetic grass, which means people can bring their moulded soccer boots – we encourage people to come down and see it.”

The facility is currently open to the public earlier this month with an official opening happened on Friday.